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Showing posts with label bollywood celebrities. Show all posts

Will Freida Pinto ever Act in Bollywood?

Freida Pinto is a famous international actress who comes originally from India. She was born and grew up in Mumbai. Everybody knows her for her appearance in “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), a movie directed by Danny Boyle.

Now Freida is an affirmed actress, who is waiting to present her new film “Knight of Cups” in 2015, in which she has acted with Hollywood actors Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. In the meantime she finally expressed her intention to work in India.



She is 30 years old, but has never worked in her own country. Indeed from when she was young she has always wanted to become a global actress so at some point of time she just packed her bags and took a plane to Hollywood. According to what she said, the most difficult thing is to convince Hollywood that Indian actors can play different roles, not just the ones related to their country. 

Freida explained that when she goes to an audience, she is just an actress playing a role, not an Indian actress. Fortunately nowadays filmmakers are not so strict, they are open to hire actors from India in order to play different characters. A behaviour that was not so diffused 10 years ago.

She would like to become a role model for other Indian girls who dream of a different life, but at the same time she doesn’t forget her origins: Indian education permitted her to appreciate real relationships and to do not be scared by other countries’ poorness because she already experienced her own country’s one.

Indeed the only reason why she never made a Bollywood movie is that every time an opportunity came up, she was already committed with another film outside India. Maybe finally it is the right time for the actress to come back to her origins?

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Dapper Jacket Trends for Men

Indian men are always experimenting with fashion and recently there has been much interest in the famous velour jacket spotted on Karan Johar during his popular chat show ‘Koffee with Karan’. The stylish director is spotted in a new colour of these velour jackets in most episodes of his chat show. This trend has caught on with many famous personalities that are wearing these jackets in royal colours like teal, burgundy and claret.


Actor, Ranveer Singh who is definitely the talk of the town for his bold style statements has been seen wearing a brocade and jacquard jacket that also became extremely stylish. The fabric for these jackets has a slight shimmer instead of a gloss and when made with good quality fabrics, these jackets are sure to please.

Ace designer, Sabyasachi recently launched a collection of floral printed suits that is forecasted to trend in 2015. These suits suit young and lean men that sport bush-beards like Sabyasachi’s typical men models. The tuxedo was another favourite trend of 2014. One can never go wrong with the classic tuxedo and it truly is the ultimate form of gentlemen’s dressing.

Imran Khan who is usually impeccably dressed often shows up in luxurious tuxedos at events and the dapper white jacket tuxedo with fitted black pants is another favourite.

With the festive season and New Year, not only will the ladies will look glamorous in their shining gowns but also well-dressed men are sure to steal the show!

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Best Dressed Celebrities from the Filmfare Awards 2015 in India


The most anticipated and loved award show of the season has now taken place, as well as eagerly predicting the winners, there was one thing we couldn’t help but look at; what the Bollywood ladies were wearing! Most went for formal Indian designer wear or gowns for the special occasion, while some went for more unique outfit options.

Everybody at the event looked fabulous, but here is our best dressed list from the event:

Sonam Kapoor has to be the star of the show for us, she looked amazing in in this gorgeous Indian designer wear which included a slinky beige two piece with a lace embroidered bralet and silky skirt. Her outfit was perfectly complete teamed with a matching sheer cape and layered up statement gold jewellery, just beautiful!

Best Dressed Celebrity's from The Filmfare Awards 2015 | Sonam Kapoor


Illeana D’cruz was another favourite of ours in this simple and classy black tailored number with a flattering plunge neck and feminine cape. The whole outfit was bought together perfectly with a simple gold belt and subtle up do.

Best Dressed Celebrity's from The Filmfare Awards 2015 | Illeana D'cruz


Deepika Padukone stood out to us as usual with this stunning white gown with a unique waterfall silhouette, lace embroidered body and simple white heels. She teamed the look with a classic up-do and dark lip, a perfect combo!

Best Dressed Celebrity's from The Filmfare Awards 2015 | Deepika Padukone


Shraddha Kapoor looked gorgeous in elegant and feminine Indian designer wear in shimmery tones of gold and nude. She teamed the fabulous gown with neutral make-up and soft wavy locks, a match made in heaven.

Best Dressed Celebrity's from The Filmfare Awards 2015 | Shraddha Kapoor


Last but not least, Sophie Choudry was a favourite of ours in this opulent and elegant gown with a faltering strapless silhouette and detailed gold embroidery, simple but stylish!

Best Dressed Celebrity's from The Filmfare Awards 2015 | Sophie Chroudry

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Manish Malhotra - A Success Story


Indian designer Manish Malhotra is one of India’s most well-known and loved fashion designers. But not only does he create stunning garments for Bollywood’s most important and loved names but has also designed for a number of world famous Hollywood stars, such as actress Reese Witherspoon and even supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Manish is well known world wide for the creation of extravagant and luxury garments with a distinctive traditional Indian style with the use of colour storytelling and glamorous and intricate craftsmanship.

Manish was born in Mumbai, and his swift journey to the top of the fashion industry has ultimately been one of a kind. From his characteristic love for movies, glamour and unique colour to forming an extremely niche category for himself as a top Bollywood stylist/Costume Designer. He is now one of the most well know and influential designer’s in the country, he has without a doubt created an unique pathway to success.

As a self-taught designer, Indian designer Manish’s career first started with a small Mumbai-based boutique. From that moment he chased his dream to be a Costume designer for the top movies. He initiated ‘styling’ in Bollywood as a whole as we now know it today, a visionary that involved not only the creation of the clothing but the development of the character and the aspect of working on each fragment of the look.

Manish Malhotra's imaginative outfits and garments always attract applause from the audience at Lakme Fashion Week, but his most recent cocktail dress collection for the current year's Winter/Festive Season fashion week hosted in Mumbai was all the more incredible and jaw-dropping. We saw a variety of shimmery, beautiful and breath-taking ensembles of couture Indian attire from the Indian designer including unique lehengas, sarees, and fusion outfits.

Manish Malhortra: A Success Story | Lakme Fashion Week Catwalk


Staying very true to his glossy theme, Manish designed his whole collection around shimmering fabrics and dreamy rich colours.

Manish Malhortra: A Success Story | Lakme Fashion Week Catwalk

As the saree develops as more and more globalised as a fashion statement, Indian designer Malhotra used its elegance, detail and charm to design beautifully flowing skirts – doubling up the traditional Indian garment into a stunning ball gown that glides across the room.

Manish Malhortra: A Success Story | Lakme Fashion Week Catwalk

The fashion week festivities wouldn't be completed without some breath-taking and unique lehengas, created from shimmering silver fabrica and embroidered with gorgeous pearl coloured beads! Manish Malhotra's designs are known to feature heavy materials and borders in line with a graceful and royal image.

When Bollywood met Designer Anarkali Suits

Ask a typical Indian woman what she loves. The answer is simple: Bollywood and designer Anarkali suits. Indian fashion is rampant with all sorts of Anarkali suits. Short, long, gaudy, simple, basic, minimalistic, fancy, and the list goes on. Our Bollywood beauties are no strangers to these extensive designer Anarkali suits. Knowing all you people so well, we’ve gone and taken the liberty to create a list that’s definitely going to help you select your designer Anarkali suits! Go ahead and feast your eyes.


Don Draper is totally correct when he says ‘Make it simple, but significant.’ And Anushka Sharma does just that in this beige Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla designer Anarkali suit. The whole look is so effortlessly chic, that we can’t stop our admiration. You go, Anushka Sharma!

Kalki Koechlin rocks this black Sabyasachi Anarkali with the utmost elegance. This designer Anarkali suit is practically moulded to her lithe body and accentuates her delicate features.


Hats off to Kangna Ranaut for opting for this uber colourful Manish Arora Anarkali. Only you, Kangna, can carry off this designer anarkali suit with obvious style and flair!


Our favourite Bollywood diva of yesteryears, Sonali Bendre Behl, looks simply breath taking in this Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla Anarkali. It’s difficult not to fall in love with this golden creation wrought with intricate mirror work.


Jacqueline Fernandes walked the ramp for the brilliant Tarun Tahiliani, and how gracefully so. She looked ethereal in this orange designer anarkali suit. But it was when she did a perfect twirl that the audience held their breaths in awe and adoration!


Madhuri Dixit couldn’t have looked more beautiful in this floral Anushree Reddy outfit. It’s the perfect fusion of simple and elaborate. The skirt has an ombre appeal due to the stunning orange hues. What makes this outfit really stand out is the heavily embroidered bodice.



We have never seen anyone carry ethnic clothes off with so much panache as Karisma Kapoor does. She wows us in this white Shantanu and Nikhil designer anarkali suit. The long trail of buttons and minimalistic accessories are just perfect. Not too little. Not too much.


We have looked far and wide and our conclusion is that Bollywood’s resident fashionista Sonam Kapoor takes the crown for being most creative with her designer anarkali suits. She opts for soothing, soft colours and novel, unique designs that are sure to make a fashion statement. The first outfit is by Payal Pratap and gives the whole concept of Anarkali a very modern feel. Ridhi Mehra takes things to a whole new level with this gorgeous minimalistic outfit with the perfect amount of flowers to make it stand out. Bollywood’s new favourite is the emerging designer Shehla Khan. Sonam Kapoor looks exceptionally poised in this ethnic floral creation.




As a rule, we’d like to save the best for the last.



A woman’s dream designer is Manish Malhotra, no doubt. All he has to do his wave his magic fashion wand on Priyanka Chopra and the result is something so very exquisite and opulent that we are rendered speechless. One word: Bravo.

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Bollywood Best Dressed - Our Picks from Cannes 2014


Bollywood's footstep on the Cannes red carpet is rapidly increasing each year and this year they certainty did not disappoint! The Bollywood stars certainty held their own in terms of fashion this year, even showcasing a stunning Indian evening gown, joining a number of the other celebs for best dressed of the event. The Indian evening gown trend was proudly showcased as stars such as Sonam Kapoor presented a stunning gold sheer Anamika Khanna Saree with a detailed pearl and gold detailed choker, designed by Sunita Kapoor.


Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Sonam Kapoor


This wasn’t the only show-stopping outfit Sonam presented, the 28 year old Bollywood celebrity heated up the red carpet in a number of breath-taking looks that left everyone in awe.

First shown was a dramatic black embellished Ellie Saab Spring 2014 Couture gown which featured gorgeous jewel detail. Finally, the GQ India beauty dazzled in a delicate powder blue Elie Saab gown, complete with a flowing skirt and structured bodice, which she wore to the Chopard Dinner.

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Sonam Kapoor


Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Sonam Kapoor


It's hard to choose which gown is our favourite but we're leaning towards her dusty pink Indian evening gown!

Another Bollywood beauty who certainly stole the show was without a doubt Aishwarya Rai, wearing a stunningly structured golden Roberto Cavalli gown, Aishwarya's hair and makeup was every bit glam. She made her impressing 10th consecutive attendance at Cannes as L’Oreal Paris’ ambassador. The world went crazy over her and her golden look and was talking about everywhere – from printed publications to social media.

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Aishwarya Rai



For her second appearance, for the premiere of the movie “The Search” – she showcased a beautifully detailed white Roberto Cavalli gown embellished with tons of Swarovski crystals, she also opted for nude lips and perfect subtle make-up.

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Aishwarya Rai



Last but not least has to be Mallika Sherawat, she was a vision in blue as she showcased a stunning powder blue lace gown with cut out detail and a volumous up-do, teamed with statement jewelled earrings. For her next appearance she dazzled in a all white pleated number with a plunge neck line. This ensemble looked amazing as the windy weather swept it around as she made her way down the red carpet!

Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Mallika Shreawat


Our Bollywood best dressed picks from Cannes 2014 | Mallika Shreawat





A Designer Lehenga - Past to Present





As well as being a very popular and stylish item of clothing it is a well known fact that the designer lehenga has a very rich history because its origin can be traced back to the medieval period when the country was under Mughal occupation.

The lehenga is actually regarded as a form of skirt very similar to the one worn by people from Scotland, but is clearly vastly different in design! Over the years it has undergone major modifications because of the changing preferences of the users and now comes in many unique forms and designs.


 Cleo Lehenga Set | Indian Designers | Indian Designer Dress

The lehenga is generally adjusted at the waist and consists of different types of excellent craftsmanship that has catapulted it to be one of the most prominent ethnic wears in the current fashion market.


A Designer lehenga is one of the most important ethnic garments that has seen its popularity soar in present time, and is now also worn by a number of Bollywood celebrities not only on set but in their everyday lives. At times most of these designs are made keeping in mind the actress who is going to wear it. Hence, each Bollywod lehenga is as unique as each celebrity. Bollywood lehengas come with the most exquisite and exotic embellishments fitted on the finest of fabrics.

Deepika Padukone recently stole the show when featuring in Delhi Couture Fashion Week, wearing this amazing blue embellished Lehenga.




Some of our favourite designer lehenga’s at the moment come from Siddartha Tytler. Constantly experimenting, innovating and bringing in new styles, Siddhatha’s designs are always moving quickly with the trends.

His lehenga designs are beautifully unique and interesting and come in a variety of bright colours and bold prints. His designer lehenga’s are very modern and contemporary which definitely makes them stand out from the crowd.

Cream Eight Kali Lehenga | Indian Designers | Indian Designer DressOpulent Navy and Tourquoise Lehenga | Indian Designers | Indian Designer Dress
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Designer Anita Dongre's Collections on Celebrities


We can all agree that Designer Anita Dongre is at the head of one of the most successful Indian fashion business and she is part of an elite group. With her strong passion for style and fashion and also Indian heritage, she worked hard and was able to stand out from other designers by creating her own unique style. Indeed, she created a company with her own labels: AND, ANITA DONGRE, GLOBAL DESI. 

Her understanding of changing trends and also the 21st century woman needs permit her to create her fashion which ensures that every Indian woman feels confident in her creations. In this way, Anita Dongre conquered the tastes of all kind of people and in particular, of celebrities. Moreover, being one of the most powerful women in Indian business and with such a career, we can imagine that she had a lot of opportunity to deal with famous people. Indeed her inexhaustible creativity make her collections reach runways, awards shows, global red carpets, international catwalks and more great events.

Here we have some examples of some of the most leading Indian and Bollywood celebrities donning Anita Dongre's collections,


 


 















Bollywood Actress Dia Mirza walked for the Designer and danced on the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. Dressed with a lemon lehenga, she showcased Anita Dongre’s collection called 'Varanasi Weaves' - a tribute to traditional Indian fabrics.



Indian actress/model and former Miss Great Britain, Preeti Desai in an elegant cotton jacquard dress by Anita Dongre at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Ressort 2014.



Indian film actress Urmila Matondkar in a block printed jacquard gown by Anita Dongre.



Indian actress Sonam Kapoor on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, an Indian television reality show, wearing an embroidered jacket made by Anita Dongre.



Neha Dhupia for the promotion for her upcoming movie, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami, wearing an Anita Dongre dress.

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Designer Anita Dongre's Life - A Success Story



There is no denying that designer Anita Dongre is one of the most popular and successful Indian fashion designers. Indeed she has been at the forefront of the Indian fashion scene for over 20 years, but how did she succeed and get so famous?
 
Indian Fashion Designer Anita Dongre

First, as she always loved fashion and style, she studied designing from SNDT, Juhu - a leading Indian fashion school in which she graduated in 1983 - and Bcom from Narsee Monjee. Then to realise her passion for design, she and her sister Meena Sehra, acquired two sewing machines in order to create and supply clothes to a boutique called Saks which was frequented by Bollywood stars. She made a line made from linen for the boutique which agreed to sell her collections. It was a success and Saks wanted more of her creations and this is what launched her career in the world of fashion. And then for few years Anita Dongre not only supplied to famous boutiques in major Indian cities, but also in other cities all around the world.
 
After these experiences she finally decided to create her own label with fresh ideas. The boutiques thought that it will not work, but she travelled several times and had seen that trends were changing. She wanted to design something that urban women can wear and the only way to do it were to retail by herself and so found her own business.

Supported by her sister and also her brother who left his job to join them, thus the company And Designs India Ltd. (ADIL) was created in 1998 and the ascent to success started here. 

 
In mid-1999, the label “AND”, which offers a collection of western wear, was launched as an answer to the growing needs of the Indian woman. Today the label remains and has evolved to keep pace with its clients’ changing lifestyles.


At the core of the fashion industry she was able to realise one of her dreams and launch her couture design label “ANITA DONGRE”. It was launched in 2000 at IGEDO, an international forum.

Anita Dongre is the only Indian Designer chosen to showcase her collection at the Finale of the IGEDO Spring Summer Fashion Show. The signature label includes different sub-label that cover varied needs in the market: TIMELESS, IINTERPRET, GRASSROOT, MENSWEAR and recently launched PINKCITY which is a line of jewelry. 

The last of ADIL’s high fashion brands launched in 2007 it is called “GLOBAL DESI”. It is inspired by Indian heritage of colours, fabrics, prints etc.


Anita Dongre's inimitable creations have reached award shows, global red carpets, international catwalks and the pages of many other events. She acquired the loyalty of everyday kind of people and also several celebrities such as Shraddha Kapoor, Anuradha Mahindra, Juhi Chawla, Neha Dhupia, Urmila Matondkar and more.

 
   
  Lakme Fashion Week 2013 and 2014 respectively


   
Anita Dongre at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Ressort 2014
 

And now more than a designer, she has been ranked among one of the 50 most powerful women in business. With her dreams in mind she worked with passion and perseverance and has built what we can call an empire.
 

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